Join Healthy Living @ Himmfarb on Thursday, October 27 at 5pm-6pm for a cooking demonstration by Chef Kate Sherwood on the “Science of Good Cooking” where she will show you how to make healthy foods that also taste delicious.
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Event is sponsored by Himmelfarb Library‘s initiative Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb
Coloring pages and colored pencils are available in Himmelfarb Library as part of the Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb initiative. The pages will be switched out on a regular basis and will also be supplemented with jigsaw puzzles and other activities for the remainder of the semester. Please leave the materials on the tables so others can enjoy them, too.
Because we know that your time is valuable and you want to make evidence-based decisions, here are some studies which showed that activities like coloring can reduce stress and anxiety and enhance problem-solving capabilities:
- Curry, N. A., & Kasser, T. (2005). Can coloring mandalas reduce anxiety? Art Therapy Journal of the American Art Therapy Assoc, 22(2), 81-85.
- Muthard, C., Gilbertson, R., Baird, B., Smallwood, J., Mrazek, M. D., Kam, J., . . . Schooler, J. W. (2012). Stress management in young adults: Implications of mandala coloring on self-reported negative affect and psychophysiological response Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research.
- Sandmire, D. A., Rankin, N. E., Gorham, S. R., Eggleston, D. T., French, C. A., Lodge, E. E., . . . Grimm, D. R. (2016). Psychological and autonomic effects of art making in college-aged students. Anxiety, Stress & Coping: An International Journal, 29(5), 561-569. doi:10.1080/10615806.2015.1076798
- Sandmire, D. A., Gorham, S. R., Rankin, N. E., & Grimm, D. R. (2012). The influence of art making on anxiety: A pilot study. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 29(2), 68-73.
- van, d. V., & Serice, S. (2012). Can coloring mandalas reduce anxiety? A replication study. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 29(2), 87-92.
Are you are currently writing a class paper, working on your CE or writing an article for publication and need help? Beginning Sunday, September 18 The GW Writing Center @ Himmelfarb will be available each Sunday from 5pm-9pm. We are pleased to have Ally continue as our Himmelfarb Writing Center tutor. The service is FREE to all students, faculty and staff.
You can drop-in or make an appointment today!!
- On-Campus Students: Ally is our dedicated health sciences writing tutor who is available to meet on Sundays at Himmelfarb Library.
- Distance Learning: Schedule your appointment through the online system (https://gwu.mywconline.com/) and send your paper (at least 24 hours in advance) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the name of your tutor, time of your session, and number you will be calling from
Come to the Circulation Desk to check one out. Use it on your own in Himmelfarb or try out our charging station next to the New Books bookshelf on the first floor. You can lock up your device to charge while you’re off in class, taking a nap, or waiting in line at Starbucks. It’s yours for four hours at a time.
To help kick-off the start of the fall semester, Himmelfarb Library is hosting a Faculty Open House on Tuesday, September 20th, from 3pm-6pm. We look forward to meeting you and sharing the services we provide to support you with your research, your publications as well as your course needs
Celebrating Teaching and Research Faculty Open House
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Himmelfarb Library, first floor
Open House Highlights:
» What is PlumX Analytics? Discover the social media buzz about your articles and find your PlumX ratings/rankings at the Himmelfarb Library Open House!
» Need help linking resources? Come and see how easy it is to create a durable link to an article or e-book chapter
» Explore our multimedia laptops equipment with speciaized software (Nvivo, Camtasia and more!)
Himmelfarb Library’s Annual Book Sale will be held from Tuesday, September 13 through Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 midnight and Friday from 8:30 to 12:00 noon. The book sale will occur on the 1st floor of the library in the Reference Nook. Cash or check only!